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post image AIPPI Congress Report 16: Patentability of Computer-Implemented Inventions from

The AmeriKat adopting a "wait and see"
approach...until you walk by
The wonderful AusKat, Tom Reid (Accenture), is back with his final report from AIPPI's Congress in Sydney, this time on computer-implemented inventions ...

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post image Limoges porcelain now protected by French GI scheme from

Porcelaine de LimogesThe IPKat is delighted to host the following contribution by fellow blogger (1709 Blog) and attorney (Fidal), Marie-Andrée Weiss, on the new French geographical indication (GI) scheme for Limoges porcelain.
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post image Wednesday Whimsies from

The International Association for the Advancement of Teaching and Research in Intellectual Property (ATRIP) is calling for papers for the 37th Annual Congress, which will take place from 5 to 8 August 2018 in Helsinki ...

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post image BREAKING NEWS - CJUE holds that preserving luxury image of products in selective distribution agreements in not contrary to competition law from

The Court of Justice of the European Union has issued its decision in the matter of Coty Germany v Parfümerie Akzente. The Court has essentially sided with the AG Wahl’s opinion on this case ...

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Supreme Court Hears Argument in SAS Institute, Inc. v. Complementsoft, LLC from

By Kevin E. Noonan -- Perhaps overlooked in the widespread assessments of the Supreme Court's questioning of the parties in Oil States Energy Services, LLC. v. Greene's Energy Group, LLC is the argument before ...

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Why do patents often include method claims and apparatus claims? from

When I send a draft patent application to an inventor who is new to the patent process, the inventor often asks why the claims seem to repeat themselves. A patent application often has one group ...

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Global Patents Soar Again As China Tops Patent, Trademark, Design Filings In 2016 from

Innovators around the world filed 3.1 million patent applications in 2016, up 8.3 percent in a seventh straight yearly increase, WIPO’s annual World Intellectual Property Indicators (WIPI) report shows. The report, WIPO ...

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Software-Based Algorithm Claims of Garage Door Opener Patent Invalid Under 35 U.S.C. § 101 from

Following an evidentiary hearing, the ALJ determined that one of complainant's garage door opener patents encompassed unpatentable subject matter and found that the claims were directed toward an abstract idea. "The language of the ...

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After Apple's patent infringement counterclaims, Qualcomm launched a barrage of new complaints from

A week ago, on November 29, there was a flurry of activity between Apple and Qualcomm, and I'd like to share the documents with you now as well as a few observations:

  • Apple filed ...

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International Labour Organisation Orders Reinstatement Of EPO Appeals Judge from

In an extraordinary 6 December session, the UN International Labour Organization Administrative Tribunal (ILOAT) handed down five decisions involving the European Patent Office (EPO), one of which reinstated a suspended Board of Appeals judge. The ...

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Amicus Briefing for PTAB Decision on Tribal Immunity in IPR Proceedings from

IPR2016-01127 117 – Amicus Curiae Brief of The BSA _ The Software Alliance IPR2016-01127 118 – Amicus Curiae Brief of James R. Major IPR2016-01127 104 – Amicus Curiae Brief of the Oglala Siux Tribe IPR2016-01127 105 – Amicus Curiae ...

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Oral argument of the day: In re Levenstein from

The oral argument of the day is from IN RE LEVENSTEIN, No. 2017-1067 (Fed. Cir. Oct. 10, 2017). The oral argument focuses on 35 U.S.C. §101.  If you have not heard, section 101 ...

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